November and December, the time of year when the preparations for the festive season are well upon us and the calendar is packed full of local events every weekend in the run up to Christmas - from festive stalls through to running adventures, take your pick!
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November - Crafts in the Pen, Skipton Auction Mart - £5 for adults, free grotto for the children
Sunday 17 November, 1.30-4pm - Afternoon Tea & Pre-loved Clothing sale at Gargrave Village Hall in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance (£10 a ticket)
Friday 22 November, 7 for 7.30pm - Film night at Gargrave Village Hall, showing of the film 'Late Night'
Sunday 24 November - Great Skipton Santa Fun Run and Christmas Lights Switch on with festive entertainment
Saturday 30 November - Village Christmas Fayre 10am-12 noon, Gargrave Village Hall
Sunday 1 December - Skipton Christmas Market
Sunday 1 December - Gargrave Christmas Lights Switch on, 4.30pm & Mince Pies & Mulled Wine afterwards at church
Saturday 7 December - West Marton Pop-up Shop, 10am-3pm
Sunday 8 December - Skipton Christmas Market